A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 30, 2006
BK (Brooklyn)

"BK” is a recent abbreviation for “Brooklyn.” It’s become popular since 2000, when Burger King began its “BK” campaign (trademarked from July 31, 2000). “BK” is also an online abbreviation for “back.” Other “BK” meanings include “blood killer,” “bankrupt,” and “British Knight.”

“BX” has been used for the Bronx.


Urban Dictionary
bk
Brooklyn New York
Brooklyn NYC
by Ripper Jun 21, 2003

Wikipedia: List of City Nicknames in the United States
Brooklyn:
The City of Churches
The City of Trees
BK
Brooknah
Brooknam
Bucktown
Crooklyn
Medina
The planet

Google Groups: alt.music.type-o-negative
From:  Blade - view profile
Date:  Sat, Mar 2 2002 7:51 pm

Hey, you guys should check out this band if you haven’t already....I sense good things to come.  Within Tears..

Besides being from Brooklyn, these guys are what Type o COULD have been if they had taken a different road after BK.

(Trademark)
Word Mark BK
Goods and Services IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: RESTAURANT SERVICES. FIRST USE: 20000731. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20000731
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 76484750
Filing Date January 24, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition September 16, 2003
Registration Number 2790924
Registration Date December 9, 2003
Owner (REGISTRANT) Burger King Brands, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE The Waterford Building 5505 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami FLORIDA 33126
Attorney of Record David C. Gryce, Esq.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Sunday, July 30, 2006 • Permalink